Finally, I will live to see the celebration of one of my all-time favorite snacks: pickles! I go through about a jar a week of B&G Kosher Dill Spears and also keep the Vlasic Sandwich Stackers on hand for my turkey sandwiches. I just love pickles – big, small, sliced, whole, and even fried. In fact, I had my first experience with deep fried pickles at Southern Hospitality a few weeks ago and it's safe to say my love for pickles has grown. Except for the sweet pickles – ew. Not a fan. Pickles are meant to be SOUR and BITTER. Like my personality. Anyway, it appears that the NY Food Museum and the Lower East Side Business Improvement District are co-sponsoring the 8th Annual International Pickle Day!
According to the website, the street festival is expanding to two city blocks, and will have pickle vendors from around the world (and NYC of course) including pickled fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. Strange. AND supposedly people are encouraged to wear costumes. Even stranger. Pickle costumes? Wear does one find a giant pickle costume? Here apparently..
But I digress. So this event will be taking place on Sunday, September 14th, on Orchard Street between Broome and Grand from 11 am – 4:30 pm. There will be pickles galore and even educational displays and demonstrations. With pickles? Is it me, or does this sound even stranger than the Vendy Awards?
Here's a link to the New York Food Museum. Crunch away!